The Weight of the World: Volume Two of the Amaranthine Spectrum

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Tom Toner’s space opera The Weight of the World is a sequel to last year’s The Promise of the Child. The events of the book take place after those of the first book, in the 147th century, where advanced humans–who are barely recognizable compared to today’s–bioengineered dinosaurs, and various alien species battle each other for the ultimate control of the galaxy. The characters also carry over from the first book, with the giant Lycaste having left his home planet on a journey of self-discovery. Along the way, he meets various other characters, each with their own agenda, who shape his worldview.

The Weight of the World is a very complex and multi-layered novel. Because it is a direct sequel to The Promise of the Child, you won’t understand the second book without having read the first one, as the events build upon those of the earlier novel. However, if you enjoyed The Promise of the Child, you will find The Weight of the World just as epic and complex. Yes, the plot is convoluted with many characters and plot lines, but that is made up for with the immense character development and nonstop action. It is definitely not a book that you should read lightly, as the author writes his story in a way that makes you think about and savor every little detail.

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Author Tom Toner
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Night Shade Books
Publish Date 2017-Jan-24
ISBN 9781597808750 Buy this Book
Issue April 2017
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy


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